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Road Trip Preparation   Leave a comment

Irrigation Timer
 

Our yard and patio have a lot of drought-resistant plants, including several types of cactus and succulents. Additionally, we have a few tropical plants that need regular watering, even during the monsoon season. Irrigation being irrigation, meaning problematic, I routinely have to replace sections of PVC flexible hose. Since we will be gone for a little over three weeks, I’ve been working to minimize any potential problems. In the past couple of weeks, I have repaired four leeks and yesterday replaced the timer. 

— kenne

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;
 
“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”
 
— Stephen Crane 

Bee On Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bee On Chickory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The monsoon season has begun the second-hottest and second-driest on record in Arizona, where heat records
are frequently broken last year. The last two years have seen fewer desert downpours, an important source of
summer river flow.

“We’re dealing with a rapidly changing climate that is becoming, overall, more dry and varied and warmer,”
said Scott Wilbor, an ecologist in Tucson who studies desert river ecosystems, including the San Pedro.
“We are in uncharted territory.” Click here to learn about the importance of Sonoran Desert rivers.

Monsoon Strom Over The Mountains   1 comment

Monsoon Strom Over The Mountains — Image by kenne

monsoon strom comes forth

building over the mountains

much needed rain falls

— kenne

Monsoon Sunset   1 comment

Sunset-1939Monsoon Sunset — Image by kenne

The monsoon season provides some of the best opportunities for photographing sunsets. 

A Summer Surprise In The Catalina’s   1 comment

Bug Springs 2012Summer Surprise (Mariposa Lily Wildflower) — Image by kenne

Three-quarters one inch
Monsoon season has begun
Let the rains begin.

— kenne

Tracking The Storm   Leave a comment

Late Winter Strom 2011Tracking the Storm — Image by kenne

The monsoon is here
Expecting some rain from Bud
Shifting to the east.

— kenne

Is The Monsoon Season On Its Way?   Leave a comment

Cloud-line Panorama blog-.jpgHaze and Cloud-line, More Humidity In the Air — Panorama by kenne

I was up on Mt. Lemmon today, where they are not allowing any outdoor fires at campsites because the Santa Catalina Mountains are so very dry. Even though it was a hazy day, I took the panorama with the haze and cloud-line showing how moisture is beginning to move into southern Arizona. Hopefully, we will start to see some rain by mid-June.

— kenne

Blooming Texas Ranger   1 comment

The Monsoon Rains Brings On the Texas Ranger Blossoms — Images by kenne

The Texas Ranger blossoms
don’t last long 
but
well worth the moments.

The monsoon rains provide
a second flowering season
just one of many reasons the
Sonoran Desert is so very special.

— kenne

 

Push Ridge Wilderness — Black & White Photograph   2 comments

Shadows in the Woods-8545-2 blogBlack & White Image by kenne

Summer monsoon sky
Cast shadows over Push Ridge
Mountain wilderness.

— kenne

Looking for Sonoran Toads in Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Above the Dam-2971 blogThe monsoon rains bring new life to the Sonoran Desert. This past week has experienced some very good rain fall, especially in the mountains. The start of the monsoon season brings out the Sonoran toads, but they breed in water, and even with the recent rains we have had several months of no rain and Sabino Creek remains dry. The above photo was taken this morning, but based on sighting a few miles up the creek, there maybe water flowing over the dam by night fall.

Sonoran Toads-2964 blogDown from the dam, there are few pools of water that Jeanne, Dan and I explored this morning and found some toads. The mating season will last only a few days, so with more rain expected today and tomorrow, and with water coming down the creek, the toads will probably be very active the next couple of days.

— kenne

Images by kenne

 

Monsoon Sunset   Leave a comment

Monsoon Sunset-3409-2 blogSunset After the First Monsoon Rains (July 10, 2017)– iPhone Panorama by kenne

 

DirecTV Image During Tucson’s Monsoon Season   1 comment

DirecTV & Rain (1 of 1) blogDirecTV Image During Tucson’s Monsoon Season — Image by kenne

. . . sigh.

The Sonoran Desert Monsoon Has Arrived   Leave a comment

Monsoon Tucson 2016 (1 of 1)-8 blogLate Afternoon Storms Over the Santa Catalina Mountains (June 26, 2016) — Image by kenne

It Smells Like Rain Today!

Storms Over The Santa Catalina Mountains   6 comments

Storms Over The Santa Catalina Mountains North of Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

Monsoon Rains Fill The Desert Washes And Rivers   3 comments

Tanque Verde Wash — Images by kenne

The monsoon has been pretty active the last few days, as a result the desert washes and rivers now have water in them — a brief experience in the desert southwest. Our community of Tanuri Ridge is located on the north side of the Tanque Verde wash, normally very dry, but not the last couple of days. There are trails along the wash where people walk and ride horses. This morning I went walking along the wash, which had some water. After afternoon rains I went back down to the wash with my camera and took the above photos (August 19, 2014). 

kenne

(CLICK ON ANY OF THE TILED IMAGES TO VIEW IN A SLIDESHOW FORMAT.)

 

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